Two men jailed for Zain Sailsman murder in Macclesfield
Two men from Cheshire have both been handed 27-year jail sentences for the murder of a man in Macclesfield.
Zain Sailsman, 19, died from a stab wound to his back in Bullocks Lane on 30 October last year.
Ricky Jervis, 23, from Congleton, and Charles Beadell, 22, from Macclesfield, were both found guilty of murder at Chester Crown Court last week after a six-week trial.
Both men also previously admitted firearms offences.
The court heard the pair were convicted on "extremely compelling evidence" and there was a significant amount of planning involved in their actions.
Cheshire Police believe a shotgun fired at the front door of a house in Macclesfield earlier the same month formed part of the motive for the stabbing.
The weapon was due to be returned to the original supplier, but Mr Sailsman is believed to have moved it on without the knowledge of everyone else, police said.
Det Insp Steve Jones, said: "The sentences handed down today reflect the seriousness of this case and I hope that the time behind bars will allow all those involved to reflect upon their actions and the consequences of them."